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Taking Pictures

Taking Pictures

(2008)
A collection of stories by

 
The stories in "Taking Pictures" are snapshots of the body in trouble: in denial, in extremis, in love. Mapping the messy connections between people - and their failures to connect - the characters are captured in the grainy texture of real life: freshly palpable, sensuous and deeply flawed. From Dublin to Venice, from an American college dorm to a holiday caravan in France, these are stories about women stirred, bothered, or fascinated by men they cannot understand, or understand too well. Enright's women are haunted by children, and by the ghosts of the lives they might have led - lit by new flames, old flames, and flames that are guttering out.A woman's one night stand is illuminated by dreams of a young boy on a cliff road, another's is thwarted by a swarm of somnolent bees. A pregnant woman is stuck in a slow lift with a tactile American stranger, a naked mother changes a nappy in a hotel bedroom, and waits for her husband to come back from the bar. These are sharp, vivid stories of loss and yearning, of surrender to responsibilities or to unexpected delight; all share the unsettling, dislocated reality, the subversive wit and awkward tenderness that have marked Anne Enright as one of our most thrillingly gifted writers.

 
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Used availability for Anne Enright's Taking Pictures


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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Taking Pictures
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-224-08469-0 / 978-0-224-08469-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Taking Pictures (Large Print): 16 Point
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-85878-870-6 / 978-1-85878-870-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Taking Pictures
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-224-08533-6 / 978-0-224-08533-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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